Pol Roger Brut 2000

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2000 in Champagne was not an apotheosis of chronological eptitude, and, to be fair the Champenois have not tried to s...

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The Brut Vintage Champagne from Pol Roger is one of their greatest wines. It is a blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir. Full of elements of b... Read more

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/18/2010

The Brut Vintage Champagne from Pol Roger is one of their greatest wines. It is a blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir. Full of elements of brioche, toasted almonds over notes of sweet stone fruit and white peach. Approachable and easy-going and yet clearly of very fine, well-defined quality too.


Winemaker's Notes:

2000 in Champagne was not an apotheosis of chronological eptitude, and, to be<br/>fair the Champenois have not tried to sell it thus, despite the obvious<br/>potential of the hallowed Millennium Vintage.... 2002, 1996 and it is<br/>becoming increasingly clear, 1998 are all superior. Were it not for intemperate<br/>and isolated hail storms in June and July however, 2000 would probably have<br/>joined the top table, and indeed the results, in the right hands, can be very<br/>good indeed. Dominique Petit, recruited from Krug, already has an impressive<br/>1999 under his belt and with 2000 he raises his game once again. His are<br/>clearly the right hands. <br/> <br/>The Pol Roger 2000 is one of the best I have tasted; it is made, as usual from<br/>60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, sourced from a tapestry of well-selected<br/>Grand and Premier Cru villages across the region. After a generous seven years<br/>on its lees, the aromas of brioche, vanillin and white flowers are immediately<br/>powerful and seductive. The mousse is fine and the texture has all the breeding<br/>that one has come to expect from Pol Roger, probably more silk than velvet at<br/>the moment. Yellow fruits and gentle spice caress the palate, with honey,<br/>minerals and white flowers in support, and a real purity on the finish. The<br/>wine is clearly generous in youth, but sufficiently measured not to<br/>over-indulge too soon.....indeed it is showing all the signs of heralding<br/>an even greater age to the already illustrious house of Pol Roger. <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

2000 in Champagne was not an apotheosis of chronological eptitude, and, to be<br/>fair the Champenois have not tried to sell it thus, despite the obvious<br/>potential of the hallowed Millennium Vintage.... 2002, 1996 and it is<br/>becoming increasingly clear, 1998 are all superior. Were it not for intemperate<br/>and isolated hail storms in June and July however, 2000 would probably have<br/>joined the top table, and indeed the results, in the right hands, can be very<br/>good indeed. Dominique Petit, recruited from Krug, already has an impressive<br/>1999 under his belt and with 2000 he raises his game once again. His are<br/>clearly the right hands. <br/> <br/>The Pol Roger 2000 is one of the best I have tasted; it is made, as usual from<br/>60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, sourced from a tapestry of well-selected<br/>Grand and Premier Cru villages across the region. After a generous seven years<br/>on its lees, the aromas of brioche, vanillin and white flowers are immediately<br/>powerful and seductive. The mousse is fine and the texture has all the breeding<br/>that one has come to expect from Pol Roger, probably more silk than velvet at<br/>the moment. Yellow fruits and gentle spice caress the palate, with honey,<br/>minerals and white flowers in support, and a real purity on the finish. The<br/>wine is clearly generous in youth, but sufficiently measured not to<br/>over-indulge too soon.....indeed it is showing all the signs of heralding<br/>an even greater age to the already illustrious house of Pol Roger. <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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